Federal Jury Finds Milwaukee Man Guilty of Armed Carjacking
United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad has announced that yesterday, a federal jury found Broderick A. Moore (age 24) of Milwaukee guilty of motor vehicle robbery (carjacking) and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
The evidence presented at trial showed that on July 16, 2015, at about 10:20 a.m., Mr. Moore carjacked a 73 year-old woman, across the street from Wick Field, in Milwaukee. The evidence established that Mr. Moore pointed a loaded gun at the victim’s head, threatened to shoot her, and demanded the keys to her Toyota Avalon. Mr. Moore’s co-defendant, Robert Ellis, orchestrated the sale of the car immediately after the carjacking. Robert Ellis and co-defendant Sean Harvey then drove to the victim’s home and stole her Honda Accord.
At trial, Mr. Moore chose to testify in his own defense and claimed that although he was a drug dealer, he was not involved in the carjacking. The jury rejected Mr. Moore’s claim.
Sentencing for Mr. Moore has been scheduled for November 30, 2017, before United States District Judge Pamela Pepper. At sentencing, Mr. Moore faces a maximum of 15 years in prison for the motor vehicle robbery and an additional mandatory minimum sentence of seven years and up to life in prison for brandishing the firearm during the robbery. The sentence for brandishing the firearm must run consecutive to the sentence for the underlying robbery.
Mr. Moore’s co-defendants, Sean Harvey and Robert Ellis, have pled guilty to the motor vehicle robbery and brandishing a firearm during that robbery and are awaiting sentencing.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force and the Milwaukee Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Margaret B. Honrath and Laura S. Kwaterski.
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